CBS Wins Its Second Consecutive Week in Viewers

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October 9th, 2012

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CBS WINS ITS SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK IN VIEWERS

 

CBS Is Also First in Adults 25-54

 

Network Increases Its Margin of Victory Over Its Nearest Competitor

 

CBS Has Four of the Top Five Programs and 10 of the Top 20 in Viewers, Led By #1 Program of the Week "NCIS"

 

CBS Also Notches Four of the Top Five Scripted Series in Adults 18-49

 

"Hawaii Five-0," "Two and a Half Men," "Person Of Interest," "48 Hours," "60 Minutes" and "The Amazing Race" Post Week-to-Week Adults 18-49 Gains

 

"Vegas" and "Elementary" Continue as the Season's Top Two New Series

 

CBS won its second consecutive week in viewers to begin the season with a greater margin than in premiere week, notching four of the top five programs in viewers and also four of the week's top five scripted series in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Oct. 7, Week Two of the 2012-2013 television season.

CBS won the week by +2.72 million viewers, +360,000 viewers more than its premiere week victory and also placed first in adults 25-54 (tie).

 

CBS has four of the top five, six of the top 10 and 10 of the top 20 programs in viewers led by NCIS (#1), 60 Minutes (#3), The Big Bang Theory (#4) and NCIS: LOS ANGELES (#5) with Person Of Interest placing #6. The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Two and a Half Men and 2 Broke Girls were four of the week's top five scripted programs in adults 18-49.

Hawaii Five-0, Two and a Half Men, Person Of Interest, 48 HOURS, 60 Minutes and THE Amazing Race all posted week-to-week gains in adults 18-49.

 

VEGAS and Elementary remain the season's top two new series among viewers.

 

In weekday 10:00 PM hour, CBS was first in households (6.6/11), viewers (10.25m), adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and adults 18-49 (1.9/06) for the second consecutive week.

           

For the week in viewers:  CBS (10.44m), ABC (7.72m), NBC (7.51m) and FOX (5.28m).  Season-to-date: CBS (10.57m), ABC (8.04m), NBC (7.86m) and FOX (6.11m).

 

For the week in key demographics, CBS was tied for first in adults 25-54 (3.2/08, with NBC) and was second in adults 18-49 (2.4/07).

For the week in households: CBS (6.6/11), ABC (5.0/08), NBC (4.7/08) and FOX (3.2/05). Season-to-date: CBS (6.7/11), ABC (5.2/08), NBC (4.9/08) and FOX (3.7/06).

 

CBS's Weekly Highlights:

 

How I Met Your Mother (5.1/08, 8.17m) was tied for first in adults 18-34 (3.0/10, with NBC) and was second in both adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and adults 18-49 (3.3/09).

 

2 Broke Girls (5.7/08, 9.22m) was second in adults 25-54 (4.0/09) and adults 18-49 (3.5/08).  2 Broke Girls was the night's #1 scripted program in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

MIKE & MOLLY (5.4/08, 8.52m) was second in both adults 25-54 (3.5/08) and adults 18-49 (2.9/07).

 

Hawaii Five-0 (5.2/08, 7.95m) was second in households and adults 18-49 (2.0/05).  Compared to last week's season premiere, Hawaii Five-0 was up +11% in adults 18-49 (from 1.8/05) and was even in adults 25-54 (2.5/06).

 

-- On Tuesday,   CBS was first in households (9.5/15), viewers (15.30m), adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08).  CBS won every half-hour in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

NCIS was first in households (11.6/18), viewers (18.87m), adults 25-54 (5.1/13) and adults 18-49 (3.7/11).  NCIS was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in households (9.2/14), viewers (14.91m), adults 25-54 (4.1/09) and adults 18-49 (3.1/08).

 

VEGAS was first in households (7.7/13), viewers (12.11m), adults 25-54 (2.9/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).

 

SURVIVOR PHILIPPINES was first in households (6.4/10), viewers (10.38m) and adults 25-54 (4.1/11) and was second in adults 18-49 (3.0/09).

 

-- On Thursday, CBS was first in households (8.2/13), viewers (13.18m), adults 25-54 (4.4/11) and adults 18-49 (3.3/09).  CBS won Thursday for the second straight week in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

The Big Bang Theory swept its time period, finishing first in households (9.3/165, viewers (15.18m), adults 25-54 (6.2/17), adults 18-49 (4.9/16) and adults 18-34 (3.3/13).  The Big Bang Theory was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. 

 

Two and a Half Men was first in households (7.6/12), viewers (12.33m), adults 25-54 (4.7/12) and adults 18-49 (3.6/11).  Compared to last week, TWO AND A HALF MEN was up +2% in adults 25-54 (from 4.6/12) and +3% in adults 18-49 (from 3.5/10).

 

Person Of Interest was first in households (9.0/14) and viewers (14.58m) and was second in both adults 25-54 (4.3/10) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08).  Compared to the season premiere last week, PERSON OF INTEREST was up +2% in households (from 8.8/14), +13% in adults 25-54 (from 3.8/09), +3% in adults 18-49 (from 2.9/08) and added +300,000 viewers (from 14.28m, +2%).

 

Elementary was first in households (7.2/12), viewers (11.13m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07).

 

CSI: NY was first in households (5.4/10) and viewers (8.40m) and was second in adults 25-54 (1.7/05) and adults 18-49 (1.2/04).

 

Made In Jersey was first in households (4.6/08) and viewers (6.78m). 

 

Blue Bloods won its time slot in households (6.5/12) and viewers (9.77m), was tied for first in adults 25-54 (1.8/05, with NBC) and was tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.2/04, with ABC, -0.1 behind NBC).

 

48 HOURS (10:00-11:00 PM) was first in households (3.7/07), second in viewers (5.24m) and averaged 1.4/04 in adults 25-54 and 1.0/03 in adults 18-49.  Compared to last week's season premiere, 48 HOURS was up +9% in households (from 3.4/06), +8% in adults 25-54 (from 1.3/04), +11% in adults 18-49 (from 0.9/03) and added +400,000 viewers (from 4.84m, +8%).

 

-- CBS's late-running football delivered a 16.7/28 with 28.59m viewers, 11.1/29 in adults 25-54 and 10.0/30 in adults 18-49 from 7:00-7:33 PM.

 

60 Minutes (7:33-8:33 PM) was first in households (10.0/15), viewers (15.96m), adults 25-54 (4.8/11) and second in adults 18-49 (3.6/09).  60 Minutes posted its best deliveries in these measures since Jan. 8, 2012.

 

THE Amazing Race 21 (8:33-9:33 PM) was second in households (5.8/08) and viewers (9.66m), was tied for second in adults 25-54 (3.5/07, with ABC) and averaged 2.6/07 in adults 18-49. Compared to last week's season premiere, THE Amazing Race 21 was up +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.5/06) and added +260,000 viewers (from 9.40m, +3%).

 

CBS top programs of the week:  #1 NCIS (an average of 18.87m viewers), #3 60 MINUTES (15.96m), #4 The Big Bang Theory (15.18m), #5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES (14.91m), #6 PERSON OF INTEREST (14.58m), #10 TWO AND A HALF MEN (12.33m), #11 VEGAS (12.11m), #13 Elementary (11.13m), #16 SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES (10.38m), #19 Blue Bloods (9.77m), #21 THE Amazing Race 21 (9.66m), #23 2 Broke Girls (9.22m), #24 THE Mentalist (9.02m), #25 THE Good Wife (8.95m), #28 MIKE & MOLLY (8.52m) and #30 CSI: NY (8.40m).

 

Prime averages are based on the following hours of rated broadcasts in Week #2

 

CBS:   20 ½ hours

NBC:  20 hours

ABC:  20 ½ hours

FOX:  15 hours

 

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #2 of 2012-2013 Season (ending: 10/7/12):

2012-2013

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                10,439

NBC                7,511

ABC                7,717

FOX                5,279

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                3.2       8

NBC                3.2       8

ABC                2.5       6

FOX                2.2       6

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.4       7

NBC                2.8       8

ABC                2.0       6

FOX                2.1       6

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (09/24/12-10/7/12)

2012-2013

VIEWERS

(000)

CBS                10,567

NBC                7,861

ABC                8,036

FOX                6,108

A25-54

Rtg      Sh

CBS                3.2       8

NBC                3.3       8

ABC                2.7       7

FOX                2.6       6

 

A18-49

Rtg      Sh

CBS                2.4       7

NBC                2.8       8

ABC                2.1       6

FOX                2.3       7

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